CAPC researcher wins poster prize24 November 2015Mairead Murphy, a PhD student funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, has won the Best Poster Prize at the University of Bristol's 6th Population Health Annual Symposium.
Bristol team to help in the fight against superbugs18 November 2015Researchers at the University of Bristol have received £1.5 million from the NIHR for their trial looking at easing the pain of ear infections.This is part of a larger investment of over £15.8 million into research to tackle into drug resistant infections, by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the research arm of the NHS.
Recruitment going well for eczema study BATHE10 November 2015The CAPC team that is part of the Bath Additives for the Treatment of Childhood Eczema (BATHE) project is celebrating passing the 100 participant milestone, and being ahead of its target to recruit 150 children
Young researcher wins 3rd Corinna Seith award23 October 2015Dr Alison Gregory from the University’s Centre for Academic Primary Care is joint winner of the 2015 Corinna Seith Award, run by Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE).
CAPC researcher helps set up Healthy City Week Bristol6 October 2015Dr Trevor Thompson has played a key role in Bristol’s inaugural Healthy City Week which will take place from the 10th–18th October 2015, aiming to inspire citizens of Bristol to achieve healthier lifestyles as part of a more sustainable future city.
GPs to be offered training to deal with children affected by domestic violence1 October 2015A study led by the University of Bristol, in collaboration with University of Central Lancashire, found many GPs and practice nurses are uncertain how to manage consultations involving children exposed to domestic violence. The research has led to the development of a new training programme for clinicians dealing with some of the complex issues around abuse.
Cancer paper wins “Research Paper of the Year”23 September 2015A research paper published in 2014 by researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care and colleagues from the universities of Cambridge and Exeter has won Research Paper of the Year Award 2014 from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
CAPC researcher is selected for CRUK/BUPA Innovation Workshop13 September 2015Dr Sam Merriel, a research fellow at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care, has been selected to participate in a workshop aimed at generating new and innovative ideas for behavioural research in cancer prevention for young people.
Do you care for a child with eczema?13 September 2015Researchers from the University of Bristol are running a number of studies locally, looking at how to best look after children with this common and often troublesome condition.
Study suggests couples need better antenatal care following fertility treatment1 September 2015Couples who have successfully conceived following fertility treatment need additional antenatal care and support, new research has found. Two per cent of all births in the UK are a result of fertility treatments such as IVF. An increasing body of evidence suggests the needs of these parents are often not adequately addressed, leaving them feeling abandoned in some cases.
Researchers appeal for help in finding information for project on complementary medicine17 July 2015A new project has started that is investigating the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for multimorbid patients with mental health and musculoskeletal problems in primary care. The researchers are looking for help in gathering grey literature and case studies where CAM has been used alongside conventional NHS treatment.
CAPC staff recognised for excellence in teaching22 June 2015Three members of staff from the Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) in the School for Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol have recently won awards for their work in teaching.
EVENT: Lecture by Dr Judith McFarlane10 June 2015Professor Judith McFarlane, a champion of domestic violence advocacy in the US and internationally and one of the first domestic violence researchers to use cohort and trial designs has been awarded a University of Bristol Institute of Advanced Studies Benjamin Meaker visiting professorship to build her collaboration with domestic violence researchers here.
Study examines increase in calls to emergency services22 May 2015As calls to emergency services increase, there is an urgent need for a reliable and consistent method of measuring whether or not these calls are appropriate. These are the findings from a University of Bristol study, published in BMJ Open, which explored ambulance use among patients with problems that could potentially be managed by their GP or other primary care health services.
GPs urged to ask male patients with anxiety or depression about domestic violence20 May 2015Men visiting their GP with symptoms of anxiety or depression are more likely to have experienced or carried out some form of behaviour linked to domestic violence and abuse, according to a new University of Bristol study. Researchers say the findings highlight the need for GPs to ask male patients with mental health problems about domestic abuse.
BLOG: Do we really need primary care academics?18 May 2015I recently took part in a debate hosted by the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health (QMUL) where I argued that the future quality of the NHS depends on academic primary care.
BLOG: Research and activism – the challenge of remaining connected15 May 2015It’s easy to lose enthusiasm for your job if you’ve been doing it for many years, but when I attended the annual conference of the European Network on Gender and Violence last week, I was struck by the level of passion the delegates continue to have for their work, even after decades of working in their field.
COMET study successfully completes recruitment6 May 2015The COMET study, a study of emollients (moisturisers) for children with eczema, has successfully reached its recruitment target with 197 referrals and 153 children still in the study.